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  Funding Opportunity Details
 -289730-FY20 Strategic Prevention Framework for Prescription Drugs Project (SPF Rx) RFA
  Substance Abuse Prevention & Treatment
  Application Deadline: 04/30/2019 4:00 PM
Award Amount Range: $0.00 - $65,000.00
Project Start Date: 09/01/2019
Project End Date: 08/31/2020
Award Announcement Date: 06/06/2019
Eligible Applicant: Current contractors are eligible
Program Officer: John McMullen
Phone: 515-281-6646 x
Categorical Area: Substance Abuse


It is the responsibility of the Applicant to review all attachments listed in the section below, including the Request for Application (RFA).

The issuance of the RFA in no way constitutes a committment by IDPH to award a contract. 

Excerpts from the RFA:

1.01 Purpose

The purpose of this RFA is to provide guidance for current contractors to submit continuation applications to the Iowa Department of Public Health (referred to as Department) to renew service provisions as described by and within the project period established by the RFP #58817028. Services covered by this application include the application of the Strategic Prevention Framework (SPF) to address the misuse of prescription drugs to youth ages 12-17 and adults 18-years-of-age and older.

1.02 Project and Contract Period

FY20 is the 3rd year of a 4 year project period. The Department expects the contract period to be a one-year term from September 1, 2019 to August 31, 2020.   Continued funding during the defined project period is dependent on approval of the continuation application, contractor performance and compliance with general and special conditions of the contract, availability of project funds, program modifications, or any other grounds determined by the Department to be in the Department’s best interest.

The issuance of this RFA in no way constitutes a commitment by Department to award a contract.

1.03  Eligible Applicants

Applicants must meet each of the following eligibility requirements for consideration.

Eligible Applicants

Only current contractors are eligible to submit a continuation application under this RFA.

Current contractors:

  • Employee & Family Resources, Inc. serving Jasper County

  • Employee & Family Resources, Inc. serving Polk County

  • Center for Alcohol & Drug Services, Inc. serving Scott County

Electronic Communication Requirements

Applicant is required to maintain and provide to the Department, upon application, a current and valid email account for electronic communications with the Department.

Official email communication from the Department regarding this application will be issued from Applicants are required to assure these communications are received and responded to accordingly.

1.04 Service Delivery Area

Refer to the RFP #58817028 page 6, for service delivery area parameters. Any changes in the current service delivery area must adhere to these instructions. Any service delivery area changes for this RFA must be agreed to by existing contractors and applicable boards of health, and approved by the Department. Submit requests to John McMullen at Written approval must be obtained prior to submitting a continuation application.  

1.05 Funding

The source of funding is federal through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center of Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP), CFDA number 93.243.

Applicants may apply for up to $65,000 for the total contract period. Actual total awards and individual contract funding levels may vary from that listed or funding may be withdrawn completely, depending on availability of funding or any other grounds determined by the Department to be in the Department’s best interests.

1.06 Schedule of Important Dates (All times and dates listed are local Iowa time.)

The table below lists critical dates in the application and contract award process. Contractors are encouraged to review the entire RFA for detailed information about events, dates, times and sites.



RFA Issued


Written Questions and Responses


Round 1 Questions Due

Interim Responses Posted by



Final Questions Due

Final Cumulative Responses Posted by



Applications Due


Post Notice of Intent to Award




 Click on the File Name to open attachment
Description File Name File Size
A. Strategic Prevention Framework For Prescription Drugs Project (SPF Rx) FY20 Request For Application A. Strategic Prevention Framework For Prescription Drugs Project (SPF Rx) FY20 Request For Application.pdf 193 KB
B. IowaGrants Registration Instructions B. IowaGrants Registration Instructions Updated 2016.pdf 873 KB
C. IDPH Application Instruction Guidance C. IDPH Application Instruction Guidance 2016.pdf 1.9 MB
D. SPF Rx FY20 Special Conditions Contract DRAFT D. SPF Rx FY20 Special Conditions Contract DRAFT .pdf 191 KB
E. SPF Rx FY 20 Application Review Tool DRAFT E. SPF Rx FY 20 Application Review Tool DRAFT.pdf 96 KB
 Website Links
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URL Description A. IDPH General Conditions B. The National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services in Health and Health Care ( CLAS Standards )
  – The Official Website of the State of Iowa. Dulles Technology Partners Inc.